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Contractors World - 2016 Vol 6 No 2

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What's New In Plant & Equipment

New Ground Vibration MonitorNew Ground Vibration Monitor

New, simple, flexible and robust recorder that accurately measures vibrations, shocks and tremors from construction & building works

AcSoft new Menhir ground vibration monitor from Semex-Engcon GmbH is a simple, flexible and robust ‘Modular Enhanced Intelligent Recorder’ efficiently measures vibrations, shocks and tremors generated by construction and building works, as well as mining, demolition and quarrying activities.
In conjunction with SDC (Smart Data Centre) software, the web-based, high resolution system is capable of accurately recording, analysing and transferring data from complex structural and vibration monitoring and other applications in harsh environments.

The SDC software offers a fully integrated cloud solution for quick access to data and the device status at any time from PC, tablet or smartphone.

An optional complete analysis module is also available, allowing reports to be automatically generated and transmitted electronically in freely adjustable intervals.

Allowing easy operation with minimal training, the intuitive Menhir can be customised to suit individual monitoring requirements and configured for immediate set up and use.

A simple configuration tool means settings can be changed at any time, with quick and full access to the monitor’s parameters and values, as well as all analytical options and results.

For maximum flexibility, the Menhir is available with internal and external SIM card slots. The latter enables the user to determine which provider is transmitting data, without having to open the device. The system can also be equipped with a low cost M2M solution.

An internal battery provides up to 48 hours operating autonomy, depending on transmission requirements. The Menhir can be placed with up to 15° offset on the ground. The measurement detects the offset and corrects it automatically. It can also be aligned with the three integrated levelling screws so no mounting platform is required.

The Menhir offers a dynamic range > 130 dB at 100 measurements per second per channel, as well as a bandwidth from 1 to 400 Hz. It incorporates a selectable alarm output to designated personnel via SMS or email.

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Trenchlink Transforms Roadworks

Trenchlink Transforms Roadworks

The introduction of a new product – Trenchlink – is significantly changing the way companies in the civils and utilities sectors are working.

A system of interlocking, ductile iron, skid-resistant road plates, Trenchlink is designed to cover utility trenches without the need for temporary tarmac. Trenchlink considerably increases the productivity of roadworks teams as it secures utility trenches quickly and safely, saving time, materials and money.

Ben Lockley, director of Lockley Civils, says:

There are a number of benefits to the Trenchlink product, not least that it is designed to follow the camber of the road, as opposed to, for example, 8’ x 4’ road plates.
     Road plates are flat, which means that they need to be packed at one end with temporary tarmac or such, in order to fit to the road. Trenchlink is easy and efficient to use and removes the need for temporary tarmac altogether, saving me time, labour and materials.

Valuable time is saved as Trenchlink makes the road immediately passable and is able to bear loads of up to 44 tonnes. It also allows teams to quickly resume work without having to remove temporary tarmac from trenches. This is advantageous for the contractor – often working within restricted hours enforced by local authorities – as well as for motorists.

Trenchlink is available in widths from 300 mm to 500 mm with four plates comprising one linear metre.


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